I entered this forum too late. It's been a couple of weeks and I finally read the posts on corrected grain. bengal-stripe has talked about this leather and I unfortunately have shoes with this leather. Allen Edmonds as many of you know make a saddle shoe called the Shelton in a burgundy/black. This is the color combination I've been eyeing for years now and was finally able to make a purchase, luckily at a good discount (following A. Harris and others example). Well, I put those babies on and the finish just started to flake off in the area of the shoe crease. AE said they would look at the shoes and determine what needs to be done. Hopefully they will offer me a new shoe or let me choose another one. Need feedback. Has anyone out there tried Allen Edmonds' special make-up program where the last, leather, etc. can be chosen? If so, what did you order and what might you recommend?